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notes on incidents and conditions in the camps are unarmed observers, foreign andle local, with a group called nonviolent peace force. >> families are still there? >> translator: there are still 104 families staying here. we go to our farms during the day but come back here at night. >> reporter: the presence of these monitors and the constant interaction deep inside communities is credited with helping prevent flare-ups, lower the number of skirmishes for the cease-fire. they're praised by the philippines army and the main rebel group that covers the rest. the front's roots lie in a movement by ethnic moros who are muslim. they sought independence, but over the years moderated the demand to greater awe ton my from manila. >> do you consider yourself filipino? >> no, no. by nationality, no. i'm a moro. >> reporter: they have known conflict for centuries, beginning with resistance to the spanish colonyists and the incorporation of the island into the philippine republic. since then migrants have come here, and today those mostly christian settlers outnumber the mostly muslim original isl
, grocery shopping is often limited to places like this -- higher-priced local convenience stores that are short on fresh healthy food and long on snacks and liquor. the problem extends well beyond new orleans. the agriculture department estimates that 23.5 million americans live in food deserts, more than a quarter of them children. the reason food deserts exist comes down to simple economics. large grocery chains and high-end supermarkets say they don't have enough of a customer base in some neighborhoods to make opening a store profitable. >> there are a lot of different solutions to food deserts and one size doesn't fit all. >> reporter: increasingly though churches and other faith-based organizations are stepping in to help. nat turner's project is called our school at blair grocery, a learning center named after a store that existed on the site before hurricane katrina. his garden or "urban farm," as turner likes to call it, is more than just a pipeline for providing fresh produce. his students learn composting, poultry husbandry, and greenhouse management, among other thing
for state and local democratic candidates. she wants to encourage liberal voters, and especially those who support abortion rights, to get out to the polls next month. >> we get the government that we deserve because we get the government that we vote for. and right now it's not good enough for me. >> reporter: richards is part of a growing force on the political scene. the 46 million americans who say they are not affiliated with a religion. their numbers have been rising rapidly, and they are heavily democratic. >> something like a quarter of people who identify with the democrats or lean towards the democratic party are in this unaffiliated category. that's a lot of votes. that's a major group. >> reporter: professor john green directs the bliss institute at the university of akron and has long studied the relationship between religion and politics. >> religious affiliation has often been closely associated with the major party coalitions, with the democrats and the republicans each drawing on different religious communities, and sometimes fighting over religious communities that are pr
. the lives of everyday catholics were directly affected, with masses now being said in local languages, instead of latin, and priests turning from the altar to face their congregations. vatican ii also called for more dialogue with other faiths. this year's anniversary came as pope benedict convened a three-week long meeting of church leaders to discuss what he warns is the turning away from religion around the world. one american cardinal called it a tsunami of secular influence. the pope likened it to a spiritual desert. >>> that's our program for now. i'm bob abernethy. join us next week for the next part of our new miniseries, "none of the above," on the fast-growing number of americans who say they have no religious affiliation at all. you can follow us on twitter and facebook and watch us anytime on smartphones. there's much more abo the religiously unaffiliated on our website, where you can take our new survey for yourself. you can comment on all of our stories and share them. audio and video podcasts are also available. join us at pbs.org. as we leave you, more scenes from the
Search Results 0 to 12 of about 13 (some duplicates have been removed)